Texas Style Chili and Roasted Fish Tacos | A Relished Foods Review
This Texas Style Chili recipe is from Relished Foods and is great in a pinch for dinner. It was quick and easy to throw together and well worth the minimal effort required! It was so hearty and really hit the spot.
Coming home from work and cooking a meal is one of the hardest parts of my day. When I get home, there is nothing I want to do less than cook. It’s not that I don’t like to cook. By now, it should be pretty obvious that I do! It’s just that I would much rather throw on some Pajama bottoms and a tank top, grab some ice cream and cuddle up in my bed watching Nashville on repeat.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Nothing in my opinion except for the ice cream. We all love our ice cream but that is not a proper meal.
Why do I struggle with this so much? Part of it is the grocery shopping. Another part of it is that I never know what it is I should be making during the week. I do most of the recipe development for this blog on the weekends and otherwise, I can’t be bothered to cook a proper meal for myself. The biggest part though, is that I am lazy and exhausted and I just can’t muster up the gumption to get in the kitchen Monday-Friday night.
I bet you think all food bloggers eat fabulous meals every single night.
Nope. If I’m being honest, most of the time I am eating a granola bar for dinner. That’s a little better than ice cream, am I right Ya’ll? (Remember Nashville? Yeah, I’m really binge watching it at the moment…) I always tell myself that this week is going to be the week that I meal plan, shop, prep and actually cook dinner. It never happens. I know it’s bad. I know I should be eating a proper meal of protein, healthy fat and vegetables instead of ice cream for dinner but sometimes I’m just too lazy.
Relished Foods is my answer to these weeknight meal dilemmas.
I cooked this chili on a Wednesday night and then I made the Roasted Fish Tacos you see above the very next night. Next on my list is their Potato and Leak Rosti.
What’s so great about a service like the one Relished Foods offers?
All you have to do is cook. You don’t have to meal plan and you don’t have to go shopping for ingredients.
You also won’t have to run back to the store for an ingredient you forgot because you are a space cadet and your head is in the clouds most of the time. Oh, that’s just me?
How does it work?
You log on to the website and pick your meals for the week. Each meal is clearly labeled if they are vegetarian or gluten free. They send you a package that is packaged well with ice bags so nothing spoils. All of the ingredients are labeled properly and measured out for you already. You may have to do some chopping or dicing though!
They send the recipe along with easy to follow step by step photos! All you need to have in your pantry is olive oil, salt and pepper. It really couldn’t be easier. It is just $9.95/serving which is pretty reasonable.
To make things even better, use the discount code ‘Sweet Remedy’ for 60% off first orders
This chili recipe is so hearty filled with huge chunks of juicy steak and beans.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
Small dice the onion, poblano pepper and garlic, then reserve for next step.
Thinly slice green onions on a bias (angle) to use as garnish later.
Cut the steak into one inch cubes.
Preheat a large sauce pan on high head. Add 2 tbsp oil and then heat until almost smoking. Season beef cubes with a pinch of salt and pepper then add to the pot.
Move meat around so that it is browning evenly. Do not try to use too small of a pot or the beef won’t have room to cook and will steam out all of the juices. Once browned, reduce heat to medium high.
Once meat has browned, add spices and cook for a minute or so.
Next, add garlic, onions and poblano pepper.
Once the garlic and onion begins to sweat, add diced tomatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and slowly allow the ingredients to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Once ingredients have cooked for approximately 10 minutes, add the beans.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and then allow to simmer an additional 10 minutes.
Place finished chili into a bowl. Top with green onion and cheese then dunk biscuit into the chili
Disclosure: Relished Foods sent me a box of their weekly meals to try. All opinions are 100% my own. There are also affiliate links in this post.